Sunday, April 12, 2015
I am an American first, of European descent, raised secular and educated as a Jew. In my blood is every immigrant experience in this country since the first waves of settlers in the 1600's. Blood remembers.
I believe that we are all created equal and endowed with the inalienable common rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. To this end, the first duty of government must be to protect the powerless from the powerful. People have the right to choose their government and the duty to choose wisely.
I believe in freedom of expression and freedom from harm. I believe in freedom of religion in private and freedom from religion in public. I believe in the right to a speedy, public and unbiased trial by a jury of my peers with the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
I believe that human beings can rise above bestial nature. Not only should we embrace our better angels for its own sake, but we must for our own survival. Only by working together can we hope to live and let live as individuals.
I pledge allegiance to the Citizens of the World and to the Republics which stand for them, one Planet, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for ALL.
This above all: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
I live my life by these principles. I believe they have been used before to make this world a better place and that they must be used again.
Join me in this cause.